Details at press time were sketchy. But, a source told Sunday Sun that the assailants alighted from their vehicle, went straight into a house in the street and fired gunshots at the occupants.

The incident happened about 8.00pm, but the source could not confirm if it was a cult-related killing.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ahmad Muhammad, could not be reached for comments.

An eyewitness said policemen from the Olu- Obasanjo Police Station were seen carrying the corpses away to the morgue.